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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Saturday, August 26, 2017 By tampachamber

Tell the Mayor what you think is important Mayor Bob Buckhorn wants to hear from the community about what they think is important for the future of the City of Tampa and its residents. How do autonomous cars understand the road? On the Alphabet ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, June 16, 2017 By tampachamber

President announces new policy on travel to Cuba Today, President Trump announced changes in the rules that allows Americans to travel to Cuba. The new restriction reverse some of the changes made by President Obama. Florida House Speaker talks ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Saturday, June 3, 2017 By tampachamber

Governor Rick Scott announces budget deal Governor Scott agrees to sign the $82.4 billion state budget after reaching deal with Corcoran, Negron Changes in regulations on travel to Cuba could come soon Insiders believe President Trump may soon make ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 By tampachamber

President releases infrastructure plan and budget proposal This week, President Trump released his $ 1 trillion infrastructure plan as well as his proposed budget. Along with the plan, a “statement of principles” with the promise of ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, May 19, 2017 By tampachamber

Possible impact of Homestead Exemption ballot measure on city budget The City of Tampa’s CFO, Sonya Little told City Council this week that the impact to the city budget could be close to $6 million dollars. Many Floridians still awaiting ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 By tampachamber

Bill eliminating the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission passes During the last week of session, the Florida Senate passed a local bill that will eliminate the PTC, the only like agency in the State of Florida. The bill will be ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Saturday, April 22, 2017 By tampachamber

Ridesharing bill passes Senate The Florida Senate voted this week to pass a bill that will allow a statewide regulation for ridesharing in Florida. Florida State Senator Artiles resigns After a long week of controversy over a conversation with ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, April 7, 2017 By tampachamber

Mayor Buckhorn delivers a different State of the City Address This week, Mayor Bob Buckhorn gave his annual State of the City address. Focusing on a different perspective of Tampa, the Mayor talked about unity within the community. Want to hear ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, March 31, 2017 By tampachamber

Florida House and Senate far apart on budgets This week the Florida House and the Florida Senate released their budgets and will begin to vote on them next week. So far, the budgets remain $2 billion dollars apart. The House budget currently is ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017 By tampachamber

Fight for Tourism continues Industry experts continue to talk about the need for tourism dollars in Florida. A recent move by the Florida House will reduce Visit Florida and make it difficult for the agency to continue to promote the state’s ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Friday, March 17, 2017 By tampachamber

Florida House and Senate begin to talk about health care Despite the ongoing debate in Washington, the Florida House and Senate are looking at a series of bills and ideas that they hope will offset some of the state Medicaid cost. Governor continues ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Saturday, March 11, 2017 By tampachamber

Elected Florida Secretary of State Senator Aaron Bean offered a joint resolution this week that would allow voters to decide if the office of Secretary of State should be an elected position again. Florida House begins to work on budget cuts ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Monday, July 18, 2016 By tampachamber

By Michael Maurino, Director of Government Relations, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Meet the candidates at Hob Nob! The election season heats up at the 2016 Political Hob Nob on Monday, August 1 at the Tampa Hilton Downtown. As of today, 37 ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Monday, July 11, 2016 By tampachamber

By Michael Maurino, Director of Government Relations, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Meet the candidates at Hob Nob! The election season heats up at the 2016 Political Hob Nob on Monday, August 1 at the Tampa Hilton Downtown. Meet and greet the ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Monday, June 27, 2016 By tampachamber

By Michael Maurino, Director of Government Relations, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce TBX rolls ahead: Early Thursday morning, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization approved the inclusion of the Tampa Bay Express project in their ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Monday, June 6, 2016 By tampachamber

By Michael Maurino, Director of Government Relations, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce #YesTo20: The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is encouraging the community to support a 20-year, half-cent sales tax referendum for ...

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2016 By tampachamber

By Michael Maurino, Director of Government Relations, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce #Yesto20: The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted Thursday to support putting on the November ballot a half-cent sales tax of at least 20 ...

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Complete Results from Recent Transportation Poll

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 By tampachamber

TAMPA, Fla. – An overwhelming 97% of respondents rate the level of traffic congestion they face in Hillsborough County as either “extremely congested” or “somewhat congested,” according to a transportation poll ...

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